The Synergy of Partnerships: RISS, NAGIA, and NNOAC Working Together
By Matt McDonald, RISS National Coordinator
As the RISS National Coordinator, I have the privilege of representing RISS on the Executive Board of the National Alliance of Gang Investigators Associations (NAGIA). This board is supported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC) and the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Gang Center (NGC), which is jointly funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the DOJ, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance.
The executive board consists of knowledgeable and extremely dedicated law enforcement professionals who strive to enhance officer safety and protect our communities from the most dangerous criminals. Through this alliance…
RISS Center Highlight-WSIN
WSIN Human Trafficking Conference 2018
The Western States Information Network (WSIN) held its second annual Human Trafficking Conference in February, with a focus on “Collaborating to Combat Human Trafficking.” Located in the Sacramento, California, area, the training conference attracted 288 attendees from 120 local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and Canada and from various law enforcement backgrounds, including sworn officers/investigators, crime and intelligence analysts, and prosecutors…
Did You Know?
In FY2017, agencies using RISS reported that they located 1,476 individuals, prosecuted 359 cases, and resolved 1,300 cases, in part, because of RISS’s support. Law enforcement agencies reported that by using RISS services, their officers were able to arrest more than 39,500 offenders and seize more than $565 million in narcotics, property, and currency over the last ten years. In addition, RISS
- Loaned more than 3,250 pieces of specialized equipment, such as body-wire receivers and cameras
- Responded to and provided research and information for 85,122 requests for assistance
- Provided access to more than 2 million records to authorized personnel, including access to investigative databases, such as the RISS Property and Recovery Tracking System (RISSProp), the RISS Money Counter Project (MCP), and the RISS Master Telephone Index (MTI)
- Provided one-on-one technical support to agencies through field services
- Developed numerous publications and law enforcement-sensitive briefings
These statistics highlight only a handful of RISS’s impact. Hundreds of shared successes are submitted to RISS each year from agencies. Examples can be viewed at www.riss.net/Impact.